Flashback Friday Moment of The Week: 3/2/2018

by Just Juan

So I checked out Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 to Paris this past Monday. It absolutely sucked…and not only because of punk ass Spencer Stone. It was just a bad film overall. Whether as an actor or a director, Clint isn’t too hot these days. It may be time for him to ride off into the sunset. In fact, I’d venture to say that Clint Eastwood hasn’t been good since he got the name recognition off a music track. That brings me to this week’s moment in the Flashback Friday series: Gorillaz’s “Clint Eastwood”.

How I first came across this moment? I first heard the track on March 11, 2001 while getting a ride home from my shift at Domino’s Pizza. Remember, they all listened to 103.7 FM—The Q.

What it meant to me then? I instantly took a liking to the track. The beat was incredible and even though it was a rock song, it flowed like rap. I didn’t really get a full understanding of the lyrics back then but it didn’t matter. The way Del the Funky Homosapien flowed with them endeared the track to me. It was amongst the first tracks I downloaded from LimeWire to my Windows Media Player library.

What it means to me now? Today, “Clint Eastwood” still has a place in my Windows Media Player library…and it still gets regular rotational play. I understand the lyrics a lot more these days: they are a reference to music, in general. It’s still one of those jams where you’ll definitely be rocking your head and shoulders when you hear it.

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